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Ch 8: Understanding & Treating Fistula

About This Chapter

Work through this chapter at your own pace to learn or review essential fistula information. The chapter's bite-sized lessons and quizzes can help healthcare professionals better understand fistula treatments for continuing education, training or skill development purposes.

Understanding & Treating Fistula - Chapter Summary

This series of basic lessons examines the causes, symptoms and treatments for various fistula types. As you work through the chapter, you'll become familiar with obstetric and tracheoesophageal fistulas, as well as pyothorax and esophageal atresia. Our expert instructors define and explain fistula terminology in a way that's easy to understand and remember.

Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to solidify your understanding of these fistula terms and treatments. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can access the chapter material at any time that fits your schedule. Revisit the lessons at any time and use any computer or mobile device to study.

How It Helps

These simple lessons can help any aspiring nurse or current healthcare professional who needs additional fistula training or a convenient continuing education resource. Use these resources to build your professional skills or stay up-to-date on this medical topic.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the causes, symptoms and treatments of obstetric fistulas
  • Describe pyothorax with and without fistula
  • Compare tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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